The Lagos State Police Command says operatives of its Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested an ex-convict, Yakub Yusuf, for stealing hours after he was released from prison.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Benjamin Hundeyin made this known in a Thursday statement.
Hundeyin said that Yusuf was arrested on Saturday morning, 10 days after regaining freedom following his one-month prison sentence for stealing at Lagos State fuel dump, Alausa, Ikeja.
“Learning that he was imprisoned because he could not pay a fine which was an option, an NGO facilitated his release by paying the fine on Friday, November 11, just ten days after his conviction on November 1, 2022.
“Yakub was arrested again after breaking into Lagos State Fire Service premises from where he stole valve covers of old fire truck under repairs.
“The CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi-led RRS has since transferred the suspect to theState Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for further investigation and prosecution,” the statement read.